expenditure in real terms would increase the satisfaction of the consumers of local authorities' goods and services. A description and evaluation of survey evidence on voters' changing attitudes towards, and their satisfaction with, the goods and services provided by Scottish local authorities, refutes this hypothesis. The problem is considered in the context of recent debates on the overall growth of the public sector and an alternative diagnosis and solution is outlined.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Quarterly Economic Commentary|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1977|
- Scottish public expenditure
- local authority spending
- Scottish local authorities